Scammers only want stupid people to respond to them.
It may be the worst time in history to be a Nigerian in need. Especially if you’re a former prince.
Scam emails with promises of easy riches have become so psychically entangled with the West African republic, it’s a wonder swindlers haven’t adapted their yarns to claim a different origin. At this point, only a fool would see Nigeria in a message and not immediately hit delete.
But Microsoft Research says that’s exactly the point.
So begins an article published on the National Post website on June 21, 2012.
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